January 2020

In this issue...

Community Health Grants
CEO Connection
A Message from Your Board Chair
Director of Quality & Clinical Support
Deputy Director
News from NAFC
Announcements & Funding Opportunities

Quick Links

Steve Sellers
Executive Director  
Camino Clinic

Keri Revens, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Evaluation
Camino Clinic

Heather Pol, PharmD
Executive Director

Brandon Garcia
Co-Executive Director
Pitt County Care Clinic

Manuel Gomez
Co-Executive Director
Pitt County Care Clinic
Community Health Grant FY 2021 RFA

The RFA is now available. Deadline is January 15, 2020 .
Click here for full information.
CEO Connection
Randy Jordan, CEO

A New Year Means New Opportunities
It was just four years ago in December that my wife and I packed up our home in Philadelphia and moved to North Carolina. I had all kinds of ideas about opening a part-time healthcare consulting practice and beginning the glide path into retirement. Yet, I had no way of knowing what really lay ahead. There were a few unexpected health setbacks in our family as we entered the new year, but it looked like a consulting gig was developing for me. Then, lo and behold, the consulting job collapsed and within a few weeks I found out about the opportunity through NCAFCC to help uninsured North Carolinians receive healthcare. It was a new year, a new stage of life and a wonderful new opportunity presented itself.
So, as we enter not only a new year together, but a new decade, I find myself looking forward to what opportunities are just around the corner for NCAFCC and all of you. We have been working hard on some new funding arrangements and our Board has done some important strategic planning for the future, but I’m on the lookout for the unexpected surprise. My guess is that 2020 will be different in some ways, yet much better, than we can even imagine now. Happy New Year! Happy New Decade!
A Message from Your Board Chair
April Cook
Lake Norman Community Health Clinic

As a young teenager in the 70’s, I remember pondering how old I would be and what my life would look like when the year 2000 rolled in. Would I be married and have children; be in a career that I loved and living in a fun progressive city? That might seem a little shallow to some, but I was from Star, NC, a very small town of 800 people. Quite frankly, any town with more than a few thousand seemed progressive to me. So, now it is 2020 and I find myself pondering again what my life will look like in 2050. Will I have made a difference or had a positive impact in the lives of my patients, staff, friends and family? Getting older has certainly changed the way I ponder the future. It is far less about me and more about serving others. Aging can have some positive side effects!

You all inspire me everyday by the great work that you do. Your stories are imprinted on my soul. As we reflect on 2019 and prepare for 2020, I want to share a quote from John R Dallas Jr., “Each year’s regret are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the new year” as well as a quote from Vern McLellan, “What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year”.

With that being said, your board is working on a new and exciting strategic plan for our association and we can’t wait to share it with you at our Leadership Retreat that will be held on April 30 th through May 1 st. Put it on your calendar. We need you, your expertise, an open mind and your continued willingness to serve and have an impact on those that need it most in our communities!

Happy New Year!
Quality and Clinical Support Updates
Cindy Jones, Director of Quality & Clinical Support

2019 NCAFCC Annual Outcomes Survey
The link to complete the 2019 Annual Outcomes Survey (web-based) will be sent to the membership by Monday, February 3. Instructions for how to maneuver through the web-based version will also be included. Completion of the survey is due by February 29 th.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Social Determinants (SDOH) of Health Screening Tools
See the resources below that may assist your organization with screening for SDOH
NC DHHS Healthy Opportunities – Standard SDOH Screening
PRAPARE – Protocol for Responding to and Assessing Patients’ Assets, Risks and Experiences
CMS-AHC HRNC – Accountable Health Communities Health-Related Social Tool
Health Leads Social Screening Tool

Download the report to share with your staff, board, volunteers and community leaders.
And Away We Go!
Mark Scheerer
Deputy Director

2020 is here and with it comes a change in our calendar of events. This year's Leadership Retreat will be held on April 30-May 1 so be on the lookout for more details. We're making this change for a few reasons with one particular reason foremost in our minds. Last year there was tremendous interest and attendance at the NAFC National Health Care Symposium that was held in October. Recognizing that it can be difficult to get away to two big meetings just a few weeks apart, we decided it would be advantageous to move the Retreat to the spring so you could also attend the National Symposium in the fall. More information to follow.

Vendor Suggestions
Each year we arrange for vendors to attend our Leadership Retreat to showcase their company and products that can benefit you. To that end, I would like to know the type of vendors (who and/or service/product) you would like to see at the meeting. This is another way you can help us make the retreat even more beneficial to you and your staff and board members. Along with your ideas, let me know if you have a contact with any potential vendor . If you make a suggestion, you'll be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card . If you make a suggestion AND provide a vendor contact you'll have two entries in the drawing for the gift card. Email your ideas to me by Friday, January 31, 2020.

Some vendors in the past have included Americares, TCI Software, Rx Outreach and Zolor.

HealthConnex Training Opportunities
Now that many of you have implemented an EMR and are connecting to NC HealthConnex, there are questions that are arising about using NC HealthConnex to it's full potential. New training opportunities are now available with AHEC and the NC HIEA teaming up to provide training for NC HealthConnex. Click here for more information . Training request form .

News from NAFC - Call for speakers and funding information.

2020 NAFC Symposium Speaker Application
The National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC) is requesting speaking proposals for the NAFC 2020 Charitable Health Care Symposium at the JW Marriott Indianapolis, Indiana October 25-27, 2020.
In 2020, in addition to speaker applications, the NAFC is also accepting applications for Poster Presentations. All speaker forms must be submitted by Friday, January 10, 2020. Selected speakers who attend the entirety of the Symposium (through closing session) will receive $100 off of the Symposium registration fee.
To review the speaker application and to apply by January 10, 2020 please visit: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/W7f8famdC6NfXVQz8T

Cigna Foundation World of Difference Grants
For more information, please visit: https://www.cybergrants.com/cignagiving/
Schneider National Foundation
AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation (AZHCF) - Connections for Cardiovascular Health 2020 Call for Applications Announced
For more information on this program and educational resources that the foundation is publishing, please visit: Call for Applications
NCAFCC T-Shirts Available

NCAFCC t-shirts (with this design on the back and the NCAFCC logo on the front) were provided to people who attended the National Symposium in October. They have proven to be hugely popular both with our clinics but also with people from other states. We can print shirts for anyone who wants to get one. The price is $21.33 for sizes small through extra-large, plus shipping. Slightly more for other sizes. If you would like to order a shirt for yourself and/or members and volunteers of your clinic, you can email Mark with the sizes and quantity and you'll get a quote before placing the order.

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Board of Directors 

Board Chair
April Cook
Lake Norman Community Health Clinic

Vice Chair
Tony Price
Moore Free and Charitable Clinic

John Price
ORH - Retired

Tracy Salisbury
Open Door Clinic of Alamance County

Lisa Bottomley
Community Care Clinic

Sissy Lee-Elmore
WATCH Healthcare Program
Past Chair 
P atient-Centered Medical Home Transformation Initiative Video
Community Partners

Jerry Hermanson
Community Care Clinic of Highlands-Cashiers

Andy Kurtzman
Scotland Community Health Clinic

Michael Lischke
Northwest AHEC
WFU School of Medicine

Theo McClammy
Caring Community Clinic

John Mills

Krista Woolly
Community Care Clinic of Rowan County


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Deputy Director
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Cindy Jones , RCP
Director of Quality & Clinical Support
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Office Manager
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